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Updated : May 2023

Managing Hypertension: Understanding and Combating High Blood Pressure

Managing high blood pressure is crucial for overall health. Here’s an overview of what it entails:

 

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a condition where the force of blood against the artery walls is consistently too high. It’s a kind of “silent killer” because it may not show symptoms but can lead to severe health issues.

 

Causes:

  • Lifestyle Factors: Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption can lead to blood pressure issues.
  • Genetic Factors: Family history and genetics can play a role in hypertension.
  • Other Health Conditions: Conditions like kidney disease, hormonal disorders, and sleep apnea can also be the reason of hypertension.

 

Combating High Blood Pressure:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Reduce salt (sodium) in your diet
  • Regular Exercise
  • Weight Management
  • Stress Management
  • Limit Alcohol and Quit Smoking
  • Take Proper Sleep
  • Reduce stress
  • Monitor your blood pressure at home and get regular checkups